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ADDED ON: 07/25/2018

LGBT Catholic Group ‘Shut out’ of Pope Family Conference

An LGBT Catholic group has alleged that they are being deliberately shut out of the World Meeting of Families conference, which is set to be attended by the Pope. The World Meeting…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

For the First Time, Vatican Uses the Term LGBTI in an Official Document

The Vatican this month is showing unprecedented, if symbolic, outreach on issues of human sexuality, using what’s believed to be for the first time the term ‘‘LGBT’’ — in a planning document…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Pope Francis: Same-Sex Couples Are Not ‘Families’

When it comes to stances on LGBT rights, Pope Francis can be hot and cold. The leader of the Catholic Church was cold on Saturday, when he expressed a limited view of…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

Vatican-Backed Family Rally Expected to Have Speech on Lesbian and Gay Faithful

An international family rally the Catholic Church is scheduled to host in Ireland is expected to feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

Pope Francis Again Cautions Against Admitting Gays to Priesthood

A step forward and a step back? Just days after it was reported that Pope Francis privately told a gay man, “God made you like this and loves you like this,” another…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Pope to Gay Man: ‘God Made You Like This’

A gay victim of sexual abuse said he received a moving message of support from Pope Francis. Juan Carlos Cruz met with the leader of the Catholic Church last week, in order…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Vatican Nixes Former Irish President, LGBT Advocate from Women’s Day event

A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican is refusing to allow former Irish President Mary McAleese participate in an annual event marking…

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